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The Waterwheel Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
+44 1726 67435
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

What can I say this place is great, food is excellent been there twice and food just gets better plus your made welcome by the owners no rushing you and friendly.black Labrador dog makes it homely and will be going again when next down.

Uckfield, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

We booked to stay at the waterwheel, hadn't really taken note when booking, it had a restaurant so this was a lovely surprise, we settle in our very clean and comfortable room, recently been re-decorated very nicely. We did eat in the restaurant, food is served between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm, the food is delicious, a good menu offering... More 

Thank karen p
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We decided to eat here based on the trip advisor score and comments. We phoned to book as advised on here but when we arrived and asked for our table of 2 we were asked to take our pick of all tables set for 2. unexpected but meant that we did get to choose where we wanted to sit. We... More 

1 Thank Athollman
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Having sought another place for an evening meal that was not too far from where we were staying I came across this place that was only 6 minutes from the premier Inn. I pre booked a table for 7pm and when we arrived we were both amazed at the warm and friendly welcome from the owners and the atmosphere was... More 

Thank Geoff E
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

The Waterwheel will get your stay in Cornwall off to a great start. Good food, great host, en suit rooms and modern fresh decor through out.

Thank Ian R
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

This was our second visit to the Waterwheel, and we were not disappointed. Francesca and Mark made us feel at home immediately, as did their lovely Labrador Kernow, such a clever dog. We had booked to eat in the restaurant on our first night, and the food was so good, we returned from our day out to enjoy another great... More 

Thank Gillian K
St Austell, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Well, this was just fabulous as usual. The food was beautiful, good choices and served so fresh. The grounds and gardens are excellent, just like being in paradise. A very good evening and highly recommended.

1 Thank Sally H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Go! You arrive to a rather uneven carpark and wonder what the restaurant will be like. The entrance is like going in someone's back door, you wonder more ... Then you teach the comfy bar and the wonderfully cheerful, friendly staff. The loos are magnificent! The choice of drinks wide and the menu limited but varied. The restaurant is sophisticated... More 

Thank Rachel H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have eaten here many times and have always enjoyed the food the atmosphere and the service. could not fault any of it.

Thank Sue M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Me and my parents had dinner here and were served by Amy who was very welcoming and friendly! Service and food was excellent, was a lovely evening and the gardens are beautiful :)

Thank Ellie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $29
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bodmin Road | Trethowel, St Austell PL25 5RR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Austell
  • Phone Number: +44 1726 67435
The Waterwheel Inn was built in the late 1700s. It is steeped in the industrial history of Cornwall as it was once a tin smelting house and then involved in clay drying. It is set in a beautiful wooded valley next to St Austell's White River and just 10 minutes walk from the town. The restaurant has been recently refurbished and is elegant but informal with exposed granite walls, oak floor and a log fire for cold winter evenings. We serve unpretentious, plentiful, freshly prepared meals including a 2 and 3 course menu for £14.95/£17.50, main meals from £10.00 and an a la carte menu with fresh local fish and seafood specials, plus extra mature chargrilled steaks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?